Martin Harvier of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Recognized as Father of 7G MM
On March 14, 2017, Levi Esquerra, director of the NAU-FCB Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED); Craig Van Slyke, dean of NAU-FCB; and Pam Ramos, director of development; visited Martin Harvier, vice president of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community to acknowledge him as the Father of the financial literacy game, Seven Generation Money Management (7G MM).
Harvier is a strong supporter of educational programming. In 2013 he shared his idea of using a game to teach Native American youth about financial literacy with Esquerra and Van Slyke. They were intrigued by the concept. Esquerra and his team evolved Harvier’s idea into a hands-on game that teaches youth about money management in an entertaining and insightful way, 7G MM.
“We are very thankful to Vice President Harvier for bringing his wonderful idea to us. Thanks to the seed he planted, combined with the hard work of the CAIED team, we’ve been able to help well over 1,000 young people learn how to better control their financial futures,” stated Van Slyke.
When being recognized as the Father of 7G MM, Harvier was very touched. He said that the game has become “more than he ever imagined,” and that he is “really impressed by the sophistication of the game.”
Esquerra offered, “He is a great person, and I feel fortunate to know him.”
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